Last election day, Oregon voters approved Measure 91, the amendment which legalized the use and sale of cannabis for adults 21 and older, and legalization was officially enacted on July 1 of this year. However, until October 1, there is still nowhere for adults to legally purchase recreational cannabis in the Beaver State.
While public health officials are working hard to define regulations for the new cannabis retail market, each city and county must decide whether sales will be permitted within their borders. So far 19 cities and counties, combined, have decided to prohibit all cannabis producers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers.
In order to opt out of licensing legal cannabis businesses, each city or county will be required to complete and submit a “Local Option Opt-Out Form.”
Although really necessary for all Oregonians to learn, the dos and don’ts of legal cannabis will especially need to be reviewed by those cities and counties that choose to allow licensed cannabis businesses to operate. The easy to understand guide below is courtesy of Whats Legal Oregon, the educational campaign similar to the Good to Know campaign that launched in Colorado.